Tom Burke Preserve has two short trail loops (0.27 miles) through a meadow, with one spur trail (0.07 miles) that is used as an alternative entrance for walk-in visitors (no parking at the end of the spur trail). Visitors will experience a wet-meadow habitat with abundant wildflowers. The lively sky dance of courting woodcocks can be seen at dusk in late March. Trails are flat mowed paths, 6-8 feet wide. The trails are wet most of the year and there is poison-ivy, so closed-tow shoes are recommended. Parking is along the north side of McLain Street, east of Springhurst Road. Dogs on leash are welcome. This nature preserve is owned and maintained by the Westchester Land Trust (WLT). The preserve was acquired by WLT in 2002 with the financial support of the Town of Bedford and over two dozen generous neighbors, and is named in memory of Tom Burke, who lived nearby and was lost in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
Vendor: Westchester Land Trust
Category: Parks & Forests
Size: 1.6 MB
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